ANBU Version Hatake Kakashi Figure


Hatake Kakashi ANBU Version figure (front)

Quite by chance I spotted a photograph of a male anime figure travelling down my Twitter timeline the other day. With the event of series such as Shingeki no Kyoujin and Free!, this has actually become a more recent occurance of late, but the difference here is that this latest figure can be seen as just another from the ever growing Naruto franchise.

While I’ve never really been particularly interested in Naruto figures, this Naruto figure of Hatake Kakashi when he was still in ANBU is possibly one of the few I would be interested in. Although not particularly versed in the Naruto universe, my favourite ‘arc’ of the long-running series would be Kakashi Gaiden that was published between the first part of the Naruto series and what is now Naruto Shippuden.

This arc only covered 6 chapters of manga or 2 episodes of anime, but revealed a lot of interesting backstory which was perhaps the main reason I enjoyed this arc the most, showing a more impulsive and idealistic Kakashi. Kakashi had always been one of my favourite characters in the series (the other possibly being Shikamaru, Iruka-sensei, Minato…), and unfortunately I’ve been infected with writing his name the ‘wrong way’. Nonetheless, for some reason Kakashi’s figures had never really appealed to me. Perhaps it had to do with the green of his Chuunin jacket, the grey and white in this contrasts nicely with the black.

Hatake Kakashi ANBU Version figure (front and back)

I don’t know all that much about MegaHouse and do not own any figures by them currently, but I must admit that I am very tempted to purchase this figure, the unique style of base and dynamic pose making it a must-have. The rest of the features are fairly simplistic bit adequate. Considering that I don’t currently have a katana figure though, whereas both Sebastian and Ruben have figures that wield blades, this certainly is a further point of consideration for potential future photoshoots.

With Kakashi’s release date in mid-September of this year, there is still quite a lot of time to decide on whether to get him or not, even thought the pre-order button is very tempting. I’m used to purchasing female figures by now, but it seems that deciding on the purchase of male figures will still force me into a greater phrase of deliberation. That said, I don’t know if I would hesitate over a good quality Minato fig.